DataStat Newton



Outcome #3 – Vibrant, Diverse Community Life
A vibrant, diverse community life full of traditional, as well as, innovative recreation, leisure, social, educational and cultural programs, activities, and resources in a quality environment for all residents of Newton.

Strategy for Achievement

A vibrant, diverse community life is essential to the overall well-being of any community. Social and recreational programs, open space, cultural activities, and recreational amenities all contribute toward this outcome.

To achieve this, the City will focus on determining which programs and services best meet the needs of the residents of both today and tomorrow. Newton is fortunate to have several departments that offer a wide-array of programs and exhibits including Parks & Recreation, the Newton Free Library, Senior Services, Veterans Services, Historic Newton and Cultural Affairs. Each offers a variety of traditional, therapeutic and cultural programs for residents of all ages.

The City will focus on improving its physical recreational assets, including; improving natural resources such as Crystal Lake; increasing pedestrian and bicyclist mobility throughout the City; promoting the first-of-its-kind regional Veterans’ Center, maintaining and enhancing Gath Pool, upgrading the War Memorial Auditorium at City Hall for increased community utilization, and aggressively restoring the tree inventory to maintain the City’s shade canopy. 

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August 2017 Data
Library
Metric Goal Result Trend
Total visits 56,319   62,303    GOAL ATTAINED
Average visits per hour 203   210    
Borrowing Total 141,670   139,196    NEAR TARGET
    Borrowing: Adult Print 42,498   41,744    NEAR TARGET
    Borrowing: Adult Media 34,027   33,418    NEAR TARGET
    Borrowing: Children's Print 41,641   39,776    NEAR TARGET
    Borrowing: Children's Media 8,596   8,160    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
    Borrowing: Teen Print 4,824   4,627    NEAR TARGET
    Borrowing: Teen Media 1029   1,039    GOAL ATTAINED
New items added to the collection 3,333   2,365    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
eBook Use 5,757   6,780    GOAL ATTAINED
Audio Downloads 2,825   3,363    GOAL ATTAINED
Video Streams & Downloads 350   289    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Express Check use % 58%   65%    GOAL ATTAINED
Programs: Adult Cultural 14   31    GOAL ATTAINED
Programs: Adult Workshop 10   19    GOAL ATTAINED
Youth Programs: Children in-house 45   42    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Youth Programs: Outreach 31   3    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Youth Programs: Teen 10   15    GOAL ATTAINED
Total Programs Held 111   110    NEAR TARGET
Parks and Recreation
Metric Result Month to Month Trend
Total gallons of trash collected     37360     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Auburndale     2592     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Chestnut Hill     360     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Newton Centre     13732     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Newton Corner     2406     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Newton Highlands     2908     INCREASING
Total gallons of trash: Lower Falls     420     INCREASING
Total gallons of trash: Upper Falls     1500     INCREASING
Total gallons of trash: Newtonville     9328     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Nonantum     4939     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Oak Hill     576     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Thompsonville     0     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: Waban     1567     DECREASING
Total gallons of trash: West Newton     2911     DECREASING
Total # of pickups     870     DECREASING
Total pickups: Parks     233     DECREASING
Total pickups: Village Centers     490     DECREASING
Total pickups: Schools     140     DECREASING
Total "Green" pickups     0.119     DECREASING
Total "Yellow" pickups     0.877     INCREASING
Total "Red" pickups     0     DECREASING
# of alerts received     44     DECREASING
Monthly efficiency rating     88.1     INCREASING
Senior Services
Metric Goal Result Trend
Number of unique seniors served 400   #REF!   #REF!
Number of rides provided by destination 1600   0.00    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Number of requests for rides to destinations that cannot be accommodated 0   0.00    GOAL ATTAINED
Total Outreach efforts 1   0.00    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Programs held outside the Senior Center 1   0.00    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Programs held outside the Senior Center: Number of attendees 25   0.00    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

 

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